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Legalization of Drugs

| January 26, 2011

The war on drugs is a complete and utter failure.  This is not because we are doing is wrong.  It is not because we need a greater commitment.  It is not because the other side is smarter than we are.  It is certainly not because we are not spending enough money.  The reason we are […]

Schools and Education

| January 25, 2011

Our entire set of ideas about education needs to be revamped to cover the full spectrums of age, subject, approach and outcome. http://abcnews.go.com/US/article/public-boarding-school-reaps-great-success/story?id=10828451 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/22/opinion/meyer/main625288.shtml

Children Working

| January 25, 2011

I are not talking about hard labor for children here, at least not in the early years, and later, not for extended periods.  Working in a garden or on a farm, or digging a hole is something to grow into, not thrust upon on us when we have our 18th birthday, and suddenly become “adult”.

Child Care

| January 25, 2011

We need to identify at risk situations at the earliest possible point.  Preventing problems is always preferable to trying to fix them after the fact.  We already have mountains of data about the problems; they have been with us for a long time.  We have not demonstrated we have the will to prevent and to […]

The Fine Arts

| January 13, 2011

Studies such as James S. Catterall Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art shows that the study of the arts opens our minds to success in other areas.  Aside from that, art is fun. Notes: http://education.jhu.edu/newhorizons http://www.aep-arts.org/files/AEPWireDoingWell.pdf Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art by Catterall, James S. (2009).

Welcome to “The Solutionist”

| January 12, 2011

When I first developed the idea for writing The Solutionist, the whole concept was somewhat sketchy. I thought with the right amount of supporting information available I would be able to impress the reader, or at least keep the reader’s attention with impressive statistics, graphs, charts and references to all kinds of good factual information. […]